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Ottawa breakfast?

thesolodiner Apr 7, 2010 05:59 PM

Dear Chowhounds:
I'll be visiting Ottawa for the first time in years this weekend. Breakfast's my most important meal; I'm staying in a fancy hotel right near the Rideau Canal, but usually prefer a cool diner or local hangout. Suggestions much appreciated......

Of course, other recommendations welcome!

Thanks.

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Rideau Restaurant
7780 Becketts Landing Rd, Kemptville, ON K0G, CA

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    pinkatronica Apr 7, 2010 07:03 PM

    I lived downtown for a few years (Somerset and Elgin). Your best bet for Breakfast is definitely The Manx (370 Elgin St), a tiny pub with wonderful food and relaxed ambiance - but I'm not sure if that's close to where you'll be (the Rideau Canal covers a lot of ground). Also in that area is Ceylonta, a really good and not too expensive Sri Lankan.

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    Ceylonta
    403 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P0K1, CA

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      Sue Apr 8, 2010 09:26 PM

      There is also the Scone Witch at 388 Albert near Lyon. Depending on where you are staying (there are quite a few fancy hotels near the canal) it would be a nice morning walk. There is also Benny's Bistro in The French Baker in the market (on Clarence near Dalhousie) which does a nice breakfast. You can also just have great croissants or french pastries and coffee there

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      Scone Witch
      388 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R5B2, CA

      Benny's Bistro
      119 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N5M5, CA

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        JDeQ Apr 9, 2010 05:56 PM

        We like Dunn's. There are a few in the area - a good cheap breakfast with amazing bagels. MMMM

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          Sarah Cat Apr 10, 2010 05:54 AM

          I love the Scone Witch!!!! The food is wonderful and it's so charming in there.

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          Scone Witch
          388 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R5B2, CA

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